Many enquiries can be answered through the pages of this website and also the publications which are sent to new members.
Can I register my pony which is not a Highland with you?
No, you need to go to the Society of the breed which your pony is or if it is of no specific breed go to a commercial passport issuing authority to simply have a passport made.
Do colts/unlicensed stallions need to be licensed to be shown?
If there is no specific mention on the schedule, phone the Show Secretary for clarification of eligibility.
How can I find out about classes for Highland ponies at shows in my area?
The Spring/Summer Members’ Newsletter gives information on all shows affiliated to the Society.
Information on other shows can be found through local knowledge and equestrian magazines.
How can I return to the home page easily from any point of the website?
Click on the top purple panel of any page and you will be brought back the home page.
How do I make a payment to the Society?
When you send in paperwork such as Registration Certificate, passport and Transfer of Ownership form, it is helpful to enclose an appropriate cheque payable to the Highland Pony Society.
Alternatively you can pay by PayPal direct to the Society’s account making sure you note what the payment relates to.
You can also make a direct payment into the Society’s Account –
Sort code: 83 47 00
Account number: 00177837
Please make sure you record to what the payment relates.
How much does it cost to become a member?
Membership – Adult £ 25.00
Membership – Junior (under 18yrs on 1 January) £ 12.50
Membership – Life £350.00
Joining fee (not applicable to Junior members
and those paying by standing order) £ 10.00
I am making show entries and my pony doesn’t seem to have the 15 digit passport number they are asking for.
When passport numbering was introduced, there was no requirement for retrospective numbering, so for older ponies simply quote the Stud Book number in your entry.
I have a coloured cob. Can the Highland Pony Society make him a passport?
No, the Society can only make passports for registered Highland ponies and part-breds and also ponies which you declare are of ‘Highland Type’
I have just bought a Highland Pony and it has no Registration Certificate. Can it be transferred into my name?
All Highland ponies are issued with a Registration Certificate and passport at registration. It is not possible to transfer ownership without both documents. You should make every effort to ensure that you receive a Registration Certificate along with the passport from the Seller.
If the Registration Certificate is lost, an application has to be made to the Council of the Society who will investigate the circumstances thoroughly. If approval for the issue of duplicate papers is given, there is a fee of £50 (members' rate) and £100 (non members' rate).
I need a passport for my old pony, do I have to have my pony microchipped?
There is no requirement to have him microchipped if he was identified for his previous passport.
If I need a duplicate passport, do I have to redraw my pony again?
If the original HPS passport was made after 1997, there should be no requirement to complete a further outline diagram as the Society will have the original application.
I’ve lost my pony’s passport and need a duplicate, do I have to have my pony microchipped?
There is no requirement to have him micro-chipped if he was identified for his previous passport.
My older registered Highland pony has a commercial passport. How can I get a Highland pony one?
You need to go to the original passport issuing authority and have that passport ‘rescinded’. They will then send any marked papers to the Society for inclusion in the new HPS passport. You need to complete a passport application form and send it to the Society with a £20 payment.
What do I do with the passport and registration certificate if my pony dies?
It is a legal requirement to return the papers to the Society within 30 days of the death. See item 14 (3) on this link: www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2009/231/regulation/14/made. If you wish the papers to be returned to you, please enclose five 2nd class stamps.
What happens if I am judging at a show and my own ponies are being shown?
Judges should not accept judging appointments and exhibit their ponies at the same show.